Madness and magic from Maradona’s motherland
Just take a look at this.
There are few bloopers that may have such lasting effects. In the first - and home - leg of San Lorenzo's Copa Libertadores quarter final, the team from the Almagro neighbourhood went one nil down against Liga de Quito with the above goalkeeping disaster from Agustin Orion.
They pulled one back with a great free kick from Adrián González, leaving the Quito goalie looking almost, but not quite, as stupid as San Lorenzo's. Now they are left with, literally, an up-hill struggle for their away leg in the altitude of Quito. Not to mention that, before then, they are playing one of Buenos Aires' great derbies: against Huracán.
Liga can't believe their luck after Orion gifts them the lead
On Tuesday, Boca Juniors fared even worse. An ecstatic sold out crowd were utterly silenced in the last minute by an Atlas goal meaning they drew 2-2. Boca now travel to Mexico needing a win, or at least a 3-3 draw, to progress to the semi-finals. And another big weekend for football sees two major derbies taking place. The big one, as mentioned above, is Huracán vs San Lorenzo. Undoubtedly the most important game for Huracån this season. And I know it's good to be as independent as possible in the blogosphere but COME ON HURACÁN!!!!!!!!!!!!
The nearby city of La Plata hosts the showdown between Gimnasia de La Plata and Juan Verón's Estudiantes, the latter in second place in the league only on goal difference.
In first place are River, who are not having the greatest of weeks, and it's unlikely to be made better with their visit to a resurgent Independiente in the Mini Clasico.
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